Announcements for December 3

The information that follows is meant to serve any and all that are ‘formally’ or ‘informally’ a part of the family of Greenville Grace Church. If this is applicable to you, read on! If you’ve found us by ‘mistake’, please, read on, but also know that we’d like to take this opportunity to invite you visit us! We hold 2 services each Sunday at 9 and 11am at 4805 SR 49 S, Greenville, OH. We would love to get to know you!

Today’s Text: Micah 5:2 | Preacher: Danny Wright (teaching pastor)

PORTERBROOK
| We are taking the month of December off. Join us in January for our next discussion! The January topic is “Evangelism”. We will be meeting to discuss the unit on January 13th @ 7am in the back big classroom at the church. Childcare will be available. To get more info or for instructions on how to download the material ($30/unit) go to www. greenvillegrace.org and click on the Porterbrook banner image at the top of the page.

WOMEN’S ORNAMENT EXCHANGE | Ladies, are you ready for a little Christmas cheer? Then come to the Christmas ornament exchange. Join us for some fun & laughter here at the church this Thursday, December 7, from 6-8p. Bring a $10 Christmas ornament to be exchanged with someone else. Expect the unexpected! Sign up at the Welcome Center today.

BAPTISM SERVICE | On Sunday, December 10th, we will be having a baptism service. If you would like to be baptized, and this date works for you, please contact the church office at office@greenvillegrace.org or 937.547.0065. If reading this makes you wonder why anyone would even be baptized and you would like to hear an explanation, call the church office or email us, we’d love the opportunity to discuss it with you!

ELEVATE POSTAL SERVICE
| It’s that time of year again! Elevate Student Ministries will be collecting Christmas cards for people in the body here at Grace through Dec 10th to help you save on postage. Please drop your Christmas cards off at the table in the Narthex along with a suggested $5.00 donation. Christmas cards will be ready on Dec 18th at the church. Any questions contact Justin or Lori Palmer at loridpalmer@gmail.com or 937.467.8293.

FINANCIAL UPDATE
| YTD October 31, 2017 the General Fund giving is $338,718 which is $16,508 (5.1%) over budget. The expenses are $308,431 which is $13,859 (4.3%) under budget, resulting in an excess of $30,287 in revenue over expenses. If anyone has questions and/or comments please feel free to forward those to the office or speak to any of the following finance team members: Linda Fourman, Mike Gallagher, Katie McKee, Kent Powell, or Monty Stump.

ELDERSHIP CLASS | Do you keep hearing about elder leadership but don’t really understand what is meant when the phrase is used? Come and join us on January 15th @ 7pm to begin a six session in-depth study into what biblical eldership looks like. While this class is a requirement for those men feeling called into the role of eldership, all men at Grace are welcome and encouraged to consider attending. Signup is available at the Welcome Center. Deadline for signup is January 14. (Resource fee: $45.00)

CHILDREN’S ADVENT LESSONS | This week’s lesson: Advent week 1 of 4. The Advent lessons are stand alone lessons. Spend these weeks interacting with your children about what they have learned in Children’s Church.

CASTINE FOOD BANK ITEMS FOR DECEMBER | Canned Chicken, Canned Broth
FINANCIAL GIVING | Average thru 11/26/2017— $7663| 2017 wkly need — $7436

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